Nestled in Pennsylvania Dutch country between a large dairy farm and the Erie National Wildlife Refuge, Too Far Out Farm is favored for its natural beauty and tranquility. Residents of TFO Farm include horses, sheep, and various other friendlies of the canine and feline varieties. You could set your watch by the ne
Nestled in Pennsylvania Dutch country between a large dairy farm and the Erie National Wildlife Refuge, Too Far Out Farm is favored for its natural beauty and tranquility. Residents of TFO Farm include horses, sheep, and various other friendlies of the canine and feline varieties. You could set your watch by the neighbors' evening visits: a herd of very social dairy cows, who always seem to mosey on down right around supper time every evening.
Although we are NOT a registered campground, we do participate in the Hipcamp Land Share Program. Currently, we have one primitive campsite (for tents or a small RV) available. Please only one approved vehicle is permitted on the campsite. Other registered guest vehicles may park in another designated area. Please go to the main house upon arrival and we will direct you from there.
No need to worry about nosey or annoying camp neighbors, because we only book one group at a time - YOURS! The campsite includes a fire ring, a limited amount of cut and stacked fire wood, a composting toilet and a table for your use. There is room for a smaller rig if you want to bring your RV, riding horses or ATV. We can accommodate up to four of your horses in our outdoor round pen as long as they get along with each other. (Sorry, no sheltered stalls or run-in sheds for the horses, as yet and all horses must have current health papers and documentation of negative coggins test.) Trail riding on the back roads of Penn's woods delights many a visitor all four seasons of the year.
The farm is within walking distance of hiking and cross-country ski trails that meander through the Erie National Wildlife Refuge. Also, Crawford County's best kept secret for Perch, Walleye and Blue Gill fishing (including ice fishing) is a mile away at Sugar Lake. Bring your canoe (or rent ours!), kayak or small boat for a sunset glide through the serene waters of this natural kettle lake and adjacent marshes. If you come for the hunting, (in season) let us know in advance and we will help you secure the proper permits and learn the rules of the refuge.
Speaking of the wildlife, come armed with your binoculars and a good camera. Common sightings include high and low-flying Bald Eagles and other birds of prey, as well as many varieties of colorful, native song birds. You may also encounter other woodland creatures, such as, White-Tail Deer, Black Bears, Coyotes, and of course, smaller furry critters, like raccoons, fox, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, beavers, ground hogs and opossum. Be sure to steer clear of the skunks and the porcupines, though!
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Our large 3-seat canoe is perfect for paddling on nearby Sugar Lake and throu...Read more
Horse Riding Lesson
We specialize in teaching children and adults with disabilities or those in r...Read more
Start your trip off right with a free bundle of firewood waiting for you at y...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Bring your own bikes and tour the Erie National Wildlife Refuge access/public roads, as well as the public, less-traveled roads...Read more
Paddle Sugar Lake and surrounding marshes in our canoe ($40 rental) or your bring own watercraft. If motoring on Sugar Lake, th...Read more
There is one Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) owned boat launch on Sugar Lake located on the western shore. Shoreli...Read more
TFO Farm is within walking distance (1 mile) of an Erie National Wildlife Refuge trail head. There are many hiking & skiing tra...Read more
Bring the kayaks, canoes, and rubber rafts! Paddle Sugar Lake and surrounding marshes. Don't have a boat? We will lend you our ...Read more
Bring your binoculars! The American Bald Eagles are prolific around here. We also regularly encounter other birds of prey, song...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Too Far Out Farm in Pennsylvania.
Yep, "Penn's Woods" are all around us here at Too Far Out Farm.
Sugar Lake one public access area on the western shore of this small, natural kettle lake. By order of the the PA Fish and Game...Read more
River, stream, or creek
A short hike up the road will take you right over a beautiful creek teaming with crayfish, chubs, water spiders and minnows.
Nearby Sugar Lake is a natural kettle lake formed during the ice age by a stalled glacier. The lake's marshes help comprise the...Read more
Our small farm is home to horses and sheep. Our property is surrounded on all sides by the framer neighbor's crop fields and...Read more
Our main farm business is horse-related. We operate a small training & riding stable and offer therapeutic horsemanship program...Read more
Upon arrival, come to the main house and we will show you the access road to the campsite. Most smaller trucks and cars can nav...Read more
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Well worth it! will be back!
We had such a wonderful time! Debbie and Mike are such friendly people. We arrived and they had the fire going for us, brought us more wood and Mike had even picked wild leaks to add to our dinner.
We have two dogs who loved playing with their handsome "Prince" the bordercollie! They also enjoyed meeting the sheep and horses on the farm. They have such beautiful land and if uou are debating its well worth it. Im sure we will be back someday, next time to enjoy canoeing and or horse back riding.
Beautiful stay on the farm.
We had an excellent time staying at Debbie's Farm! We arrived in enough daylight for Debbie to show us around. She and her husband were excited to have us and it showed with their hospitality. We were given a tour and got up close and personal with the animals. They had a fire waiting for us! Easy to find and next to a nature area with trails!
A perfect weekend getaway!
We had the best time at Too Far Out Farm! Our hosts, Mike and Deb were absolutely lovely and made us feel right at home. The campsite was very nice and private, and in a beautiful location. We had fun seeing the animals, building campfires, and walking around the dirt roads and nearby wildlife refuge. A perfect weekend was topped off by getting engaged on a canoe in the middle of Sugar Lake :) Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality! We had the best time and will certainly be back! :)
We received the warmest welcome by Deb! The location was lovely and the hospitality was without fault. We were treated to lovely home cooked food and company from dogs Roscoe and Fluffy!
The site was well maintained, picturesque and offered an immaculately prepared composting toilet.
Thank you yo our hosts. We wish you all the very best!
I loved my stay at Too Far Out farm so much. I wish I had more days to spend with Debbie, Mike, Carrie, and all the beautiful (and well-behaved) animals on the farm. There's a great mix of creatures that live on the land here, but no roosters (so you can sleep in!). Sheep, horses, a goat and dogs (I saw). The campsite is spacious enough for a bunch of tents, an RV, or vandwelling. There's a huge fire pit and lots of wood to burn. It's surrounded by beautiful green fields and there's a great loop to walk or ride that takes you right down to Sugar Lake and back. If you like or have horses than you're particularly in luck here! There's a great composting toilet down away from the house and from camp in a private little spot.
This is a super spacious and friendly place to stay. It's also very near to the Erie National Wildlife Refuge.